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Unexplored - Offbeat Valley
Tour Name: Unexplored - Offbeat Valley
Destinations: Srinagar – Yusmarg - Kokernag – Sinthan Top – Srinagar
Duration: 05 Nights & 06 Days
Tour Validity: May till September
Day 01: Arrival In Srinagar + Local Sightseeing
On your arrival at the Srinagar International Airport, you will be taken for a 35 minutes’ drive through the heart of New Srinagar city, passing the Abdullah bridge which connects the banks of the Jhelum river. Proceed to local sightseeing that includes a visit to the famous Mughal gardens of Nishat and Shalimar. Later check-into houseboat, evening free at leisure and overnight stay in houseboat.
Day 02: Srinagar – Yusmarg – Srinagar (50 Kms / 02 Hrs.)
After breakfast, set out for an excursion to Yusmarg. Yusmarg, the meadow of Jesus is an alpine valley located in Badgam district and covered by snow clad mountains and meadows of pine and fir. This valley mesmerizes tourists with its natural beauty. This is also popular for horse riding, fishing and for skiing during winter. After spending some quality time, return back to Srinagar, overnight stay in houseboat.
Day 03: Srinagar - Kokernag (85 Kms / 03 Hrs.)
After breakfast, check out from your hotel and take the road to one of most serene and beautiful of Kokernag in Anantnag district.
Kokernag, located in the Anantnag district of the state Jammu and Kashmir is a beautiful and alluring destination and a big hit among tourists seeking serenity and natural beauty. The place is blessed with amazing natural beauty and is home to the several varieties of plants and flowers. Being situated at an elevation of 2020 meters above sea level, it is a popular weekend getaway from Srinagar. The most important and well-known tourist attraction of the city Kokernag is the Papashudan Nad, the magical and healing spring which lures thousands of tourists to the valley every year. One of the exciting features of the spring is its water, which is very well known because of its unique digestive properties and medicinal value. Kokernag Waterfall, a fresh water spring in Kokernag is another well identified attraction which further adds to its beauty. The collection of springs in Kokernag seems to produce an image of a cock's claws or of a "Kocker". The name of the city, “Kokernag” has been derived from two words, Koker and Nag. The word “Koker” is being taken from a Kashmiri word "Morgee" which means chicken while the word “nag” has been taken from Sanskrit word "Nag" which means snake.
On arrival at Kokernag, after some rest, proceed for Papashudan Nad spring. The water of Spring is popular for its medicinal and digestive properties and draws thousands of tourists around the world. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: Kokernag - Daksum with Sinthan Top (50 Kms / 02 Hrs.)
Proceed for a full day excursion to Daksum and Sinthan Top.
Sinthan top is the highest pass connecting Kashmir with Jammu via Kishtwar. Daksum swathed in coniferous green forests is trekker’s paradise. The curvy uphill drive from Daksum to Sinthan Top is pretty thrilling and adventurous. Sinthan top is popular for the 360 degrees view and year-round snow. Adventure enthusiasts can plan for mountaineering and skiing here.
Overnight stay at hotel in Kokernag.
Day 05: Kokernag - Srinagar Via Verinag (85 Kms / 03 Hrs.)
After breakfast, check out from hotel and proceed for Srinagar. Enroute visit Verinag- popular for water spring and Mughal gardens.
Verinag is situated in the South Kashmir about 74 Kms from Srinagar. The place is close to several famous tourist attractions in Kashmir. There are shady trees, cool water and babbling brooks in Verinag that will capture the fancy of anyone. Emperor Jehangir has played a very important role in beautifying this land. The spring in Verinag is the source of the Kashmiri River Jhelum. the Verinag Spring is characterized by waters which are calm and sparklingly clear. Besides a glimpse of the Verinag Spring, a tour to Verinag is made even more special by the sight of several varieties of colourful flowers, gently swaying to the rhythm of the cool, mountain air. So, if you have not visited Verinag, then please do. It is an amazing tourist destination that will act as a balm for your mind, body and soul.
Also visit garden of Achabel, ruins of Martand Sun temple and Mattan temple of Shiva. Later on, arrival at Srinagar, check in to houseboat/hotel for overnight stay.
Day 06: Departure from Srinagar Airport
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfers to airport for your onward journey with memories
- Accommodation at Double Room sharing as per mentioned/similar hotels/houseboat
- Breakfast & Dinner will be provided
- 01 Hr. Shikara Ride will be provided
- Transportation will be provided as per tour programme.
- Toll Tax, parking, driver allowance for all trips
- GST (5%)
- Any Airfare or Train
- Aru, Bettab and Chandanwari in Pahalgam by local car
- Gondola Tickets at Gulmarg
- Chain Car Tangmarg – Gulmarg – Tangmarg
- Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
- Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
- The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the Itinerary
- Guide fee, Camera fee & any monument Entrances
- Medical & Travel insurance
- Any changes you may choose to make during your tour
- Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc.